People are embracing a wave of childhood nostalgia by utilizing the latest AI-powered social media trend to recreate school yearbook photos

Epik, a freely available photo editing application, offers a '90s-style yearbook photo enhancement that has gained significant traction on platforms like Instagram and TikTok.

The trend has gained such widespread popularity that Epik currently holds the position of the top trending free app in the App Store. While the app itself can be downloaded for free, users are required to make a payment in order to generate their own '90s-inspired yearbook photos.

To create your own AI-generated yearbook photos with Epik, follow these steps:

1. Open the Epik app and select the 'AI Yearbook' option, with a disclaimer warning that "AI results may not always be satisfactory." It's important to note that some results may not resemble the individual accurately.

2. Users can choose between two paid tiers based on the app's processing times:

   - The standard tier, priced at $5.99, generates photos within 24 hours.

   - The express tier, priced at $9.99, delivers photos within two hours. As of Thursday, the standard tier was available at a discounted rate of $3.99, and the express tier was priced at $5.99.

Both tiers create a collection of 60 yearbook pictures using 8-12 photos that the user uploads. These pictures are categorized, featuring distinctions like 'best dressed' and 'most athletic.'

The app enforces a policy that prohibits the upload of photos of children, and all uploaded content is promptly deleted from the app's servers after generating the yearbook pictures.

Due to a "rapid increase in users," some individuals are experiencing delays in accessing the service. The app advises these users to attempt the process at a later time. In my personal experience, I waited for approximately an hour."